Current Events in Active Tectonics at EPS

EPS 290
CCN  19138

Thursday 2:10 pm, BSL Seminar Room 



Seminar Schedule:
Sep. 10, 2003: First Journal Club session:
Bouchon, Michel and M. Valle´e, 2003, Observation of Long Supershear Rupture During the Magnitude 8.1 Kunlunshan Earthquake: Science 301, 824-826.

Morgan, J. K., Moore, G. F., Clague, D. A., Slope failure and volcanic spreading along the submarine south flank of Kilauea volcano, Hawaii, Journal of Geophysical Research, 108 (B9), 2415, doi:10.1029/2003JB002411, 2003.

Robinson, R., 2003, Fault interactions and subduction tectonics: a re-examination of the Weber, New Zealand, earthquake sequence of 1990: Geophysical Journal International 154 (3) 745-753. Abstract

Patane, D., P. De Gori, C. Chiarabba, and A. Bonaccorso, Magma Ascent and the Pressurization of Mount Etna's Volcanic System, Science, vol 299, no 5615, p 2061-2063, 2003.

Morgan, Julia K.; Moore, Gregory F.; Clague, David A. Slope failure and volcanic spreading along the submarine south flank of Kilauea volcano, Hawaii, J. Geophys. Res.Vol. 108, No. B9, 2415

Episodic tremor and slip on the Cascadia subduction zone; the chatter of silent slip Rogers, Garry; Dragert, Herb Science, vol.300, no.5627, pp.1942-1943, 20 Jun 2003

Slow but not quite silent, Melbourne, Timothy I; Webb, Frank H, Science, vol.300, no.5627, pp.1886-1887, 20 Jun 2003

Sep. 24, 2003: Journal Club papers for discussion:

Dolan, J.F., S.A. Christofferson, and J.H. Shaw, Recognition of Paleoearthquakes on the Puente Hills Blind Thrust Fault, California, Science, vol 300, no 5616, p 115-118, 2003.

Nedimovic, MR, Hyndman, RD; Ramachandran, K, and Spence, GD, Reflection signature of seismic and aseismic slip on the northern Cascadia subduction interface, Nature ISSU 6947 p 416-419; 24 Jul 2003.

Flerit, F, Armijo, R, King, G C P, Meyer, B, and Barka, A, Slip partitioning in the Sea of Marmara pull-apart determined from GPS velocity vectors, Geophysical Journal International, vol 154, no 1, p 1-7, Jul 2003.

Hollenstein, Ch.; Kahle, H.-G.; Geiger, A.; Jenny, S.; Goes, S.; Giardini, D. New GPS constraints on the Africa-Eurasia plate boundary zone in southern Italy, Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 30, No. 18, 1935, 10.1029/2003GL017554, 20 September 2003.

Kostoglodov, Vladimir; Singh, Shri Krishna; Santiago, Jose Antonio; Franco, Sara Ivonne; Larson, Kristine M.; Lowry, Anthony R.; Bilham, Roger, A large silent earthquake in the Guerrero seismic gap, Mexico Geophys. Res. Lett., 30(15), 1807 doi:10.1029/2003GL017219 08 August 2003 [PDF]

Oct. 23, 2003: Journal Club papers for discussion:

Trey: E. Calais, C. DeMets, J. M. Nocquet, Evidence for a post-3.16.MA change in Nubia-Eurasia-North America plate motions?, Earth and Planetary Science letters, 6825 (2003) p 1-12

Segall, P., Integrating geologic and geodetic estimates of slip rate on the San Andreas fault system, International Geology Review, 44 (1), pp. 62-82, 2002.

N. Kame, J. R. Rice and R. Dmowska, Effects of pre-stress state and rupture velocity on dynamic fault branching, JGR 108(B5), doi:10.1029/2002JB002189, 2003.

G. Ekstrom, M. Nettles, G. Abers, Glacial earthquakes, Science, 25 sept 2003.

S. Jonsson, P. Segall, R. Pedersen amd G. Bjornsson, Post-earthquake ground movements correlated to pore-pressure transients, Nature, 424, July 10, 2003.

Walsh, J. J., Nicol, A., and Childs, C., 2002, An alternative model for the growth of faults, Journal of Structural Geology: 24, 1669-1675. [JSG Online]

Nov. 6, 2003: Journal Club papers for discussion:

Wells, Ray E.; Blakely, Richard J.; Sugiyama, Yuichi; Scholl, David W.; Dinterman, Philip A. Basin-centered asperities in great subduction zone earthquakes: A link between slip, subsidence, and subduction erosion?, J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 108, No. B10, 2507 10.1029/2002JB002072 [PDF]

Pollitz, F., M. Vergnolle, and E. Calais, Fault interaction and stress triggering of twentieth century earthquakes in Mongolia, Journal of Geophysical Research, Solid Earth, 108(B10), 2503, doi:10.1029/2002JB002375, 2003

Beeler, N. M.; Lockner, D. A., Why earthquakes correlate weakly with the solid Earth tides: Effects of periodic stress on the rate and probability of earthquake occurrence, J. Geophys. Res., 108(B8), 2391 doi:10.1029/2001JB001518 22 August 2003, [PDF]

   Topics of Interest:
  • Rheology 
  • Fault Mechanics 
  • Earthquake Triggering 
  • Aseismic Faulting 
  • Transient Deformation 
  • Fault Geometry 
  • Earthquake Cycle Deformation 
  • Volcano Deformation 
  • GPS 
  • InSAR